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Old 01-10-2013, 10:37   #1
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100 year old message in a bottle found

What an interesting find on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Amazing that this bottle survived hundred years.

http://globalnews.ca/news/834921/cen...und-in-tofino/
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Re: 100 year old message in a bottle found

Neato, maybe I"I'll throw a bottle over next trip.
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That's an awesome thing to find
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Re: 100 year old message in a bottle found

No barnacles?
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Old 02-10-2013, 18:03   #5
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They were allowed to use stronger bottom paint back then.
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Re: 100 year old message in a bottle found

The comments are hilarious.
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Re: 100 year old message in a bottle found

One I found a few years ago on a very isolated beach we had to climb down a rope to get to. Thems the cliffs behind us.

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Re: 100 year old message in a bottle found

and.... what was in it? Sheesh
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Re: 100 year old message in a bottle found

Hmmm...I'm smelling a hoax here.
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Re: 100 year old message in a bottle found

If it's not a hoax, the bottle must have gone ashore and been buried in the sand very soon after it was chucked in the sea. No marine growth and the seal hasn't failed.
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Miine?

It was interesting. Very romantic...
It was written on the back of a cargo and weapons declaration from Hamburg dated 2001 (we found it 2009) so it was from a cargos ship's officer probably using old forms as scrap paper. He would have thrown it into the Pacifc somewhere and we found it on Lizard island a remote island high up in the Great Barrier Reef.

It says:

all my Love to
XXX XXX
irish Woman fm Dublin
(signature unreadable)

[sic capitalisations]

I think he met her somewhere and fell in love and was putting that love in the bottle to send it who knows where. A sailors reality of sailing the world and meeting people you will never see again.

I haven't tried to contact either as its private and I don't know his name.

The bottle was not well sealed, just the normal cap, so I dont think he expected it to last.

Its a very sweet note and bottle and I treasure the note as a cruising memory.


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I found one once. It contained Bible verses written in Spanish. I always visualize someone on a ship in distress writing that one.

Have also found NOAA data collection devices...with their own return to sender envelope enclosed.
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Re: 100 year old message in a bottle found

Even a half serious bottle collector should be able to authenticate the age of the bottle. My ex collects bottles, she could determine the year and even place of manufacture.

Taking a sample piece of paper for the laboratory would reveal if the paper is legit for the alleged time.


Or we could just leave it as a romantic story. Over the yrs I've tossed overboard many a note in a bottle. I always included long/lat and date. I would be thrilled to hear back.
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One I found a few years ago on a very isolated beach we had to climb down a rope to get to. Thems the cliffs behind us.

Riiiiiight. So what you are saying is you weren't upon them cliffs, spied a bottle, and suddenly became thirsty? Clambering down cliffs requires a reason. The possibility of quenching a thirst is a very good reason.
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Re: 100 year old message in a bottle found

I toss bottles on every trip. So far I have only gotten two calls from finders.
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